Exhibition Dates: April 15 - April 24
Opening: Sat. April 17, 2-5pm
TORONTO, April 8 /CNW/ - "Explication" documents objects commonly found in the streetscape to examine the ways in which photography can be used to alter how we view and understand these objects. Koutras' subjects include pylons, cardboard boxes, mailboxes, garbage cans, and phone booths. Each of these objects were originally manufactured for a specific purpose; however, over time each object has taken on an additional role and begins to hold their own unique individual character traits as they are affected by vandalism, weather, and damage from the public environment. At first glance, Koutras' photographs seem to depict nothing more than the object suspended in black space. However, after a closer examination, rudimentary sculpture is revealed through its imperfections. Koutras draws attention to the ways in which an explication of photographic processes disconnects and distances the object from its original meaning and illustrates the tension between reality and photography.
SOURCE Stephen Bulger Gallery
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